Oregon Statutes - Chapter 435 - Birth Control; Termination of Pregnancy - Section 435.205 - Family planning and birth control services by public agencies; fees.

(1) The Department of Human Services and every county health department shall offer family planning and birth control services within the limits of available funds. Both agencies jointly may offer such services. The Director of Human Services or a designee shall initiate and conduct discussions of family planning with each person who might have an interest in and benefit from such service. The Department of Human Services shall furnish consultation and assistance to county health departments.

(2) Family planning and birth control services may include interviews with trained personnel; distribution of literature; referral to a licensed physician for consultation, examination, medical treatment and prescription; and, to the extent so prescribed, the distribution of rhythm charts, the initial supply of a drug or other medical preparation, contraceptive devices and similar products.

(3) Any literature, charts or other family planning and birth control information offered under this section in counties in which a significant segment of the population does not speak English shall be made available in the appropriate foreign language for that segment of the population.

(4) In carrying out its duties under this section, and with the consent of the county governing body, any county health department may adopt a fee schedule for services provided by the county health department. The fees shall be reasonably calculated not to exceed costs of services provided and may be adjusted on a sliding scale reflecting ability to pay.

(5) The county health department shall collect fees according to the schedule adopted under subsection (4) of this section. Such fees may be used to meet the expenses of providing the services authorized by this section. [1967 c.491 §§1,2; 1971 c.396 §1; 1971 c.779 §65; 1973 c.253 §1; 2001 c.900 §159]

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